County keeps maximum tax rate at 2017-18 level

HENDRY COUNTY — Hendry County commissioners unanimously approved a Truth in Millage (TRIM) notification to taxpayers setting the maximum county property tax rate for fiscal 2018-19 at the same level as last year, 8.4909. However, they’ve already instructed their staff to find budget cuts so that they may instead adopt what’s called the “rollback” millage […]

Hendry County Road & Bridge Report: July 26, 2018

Below is a report on projects completed by the Hendry County Road & Bridge Department from July 2 through July 20: LaBelle Area • Wheeler Road – graded • 16th Terrace Townsend Canal Grade – graded and placed rock • Thigpen Avenue – cleaned ditches • A Road – washout repairs • B Road – […]

Hendry County Road Watch report for week of July 29

US 27 from SR 80 to the City of Clewiston: Maintenance project: Crews will be landscaping near the roadway during daytime hours, Monday through Thursday, weather permitting. Motorists should use caution as crews work near the roadway. US 27 from the Palm Beach County line to San Diego Street: Maintenance permit project: Crews will be […]

CHS students earn college credits

HENDRY COUNTY — Hendry County School Board members received an update about the Clewiston High School Collegiate Academy at their July 17 meeting. Jose Roquett, administrator of the Collegiate Academy, and Amanda Lehrian, director of the Florida Southwestern State College (FSW) Hendry Glades Curtis Center, said the Collegiate Academy is a first-of-its-kind program for FSW […]

Airport Advisory Board Meeting canceled

The Airglades Airport Advisory Board Meeting scheduled for Thursday, July 26 at 3 p.m. has been canceled.

Clewiston Community Cleanup set for Aug. 4

CLEWISTON — The community of Clewiston can drop off and dispose of items including tires, yard debris, TVs, hazardous waste, and more on Saturday, Aug. 4, from 9 a.m. until bins are full. The event is free. There will be food, drinks and music. Participants can enter to win a gift card. For information, call […]

Hendry County Road Watch report for week of July 22

HENDRY COUNTY US 27 from SR 80 to the City of Clewiston: Maintenance project: Crews will be landscaping near the roadway during daytime hours, Monday through Thursday, weather permitting. Motorists should use caution as crews work near the roadway. US 27 from the Palm Beach County line to San Diego Street: Maintenance permit project: Crews […]

Hendry leaders take reins at FL counties convention

Hendry County commissioners and key staff members attended the Florida Association of Counties (FAC) Annual Conference June 26-29 in Orlando, where Hendry representatives assumed several leadership roles in the association. Commissioner Karson Turner was sworn in as president of the association on June 28. His duties as president over the next year will include representing […]

Clean up to be held for Montura and Flaghole communities

CLEWISTON — The communities of Montura and Flaghole can drop off and dispose of items including tires, yard debris, TVs, hazardous waste, and more on Saturday, July 21, from 9 a.m. until bins are full. The event is free. There will be food, drinks and music. Participants can enter to win a gift card. For […]

Hendry County offers CERT training this month

Hendry County emergency management officials are conducting Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training sessions this month. They start July 14 and continue on the next two Saturdays, July 21 and July 28, in LaBelle. County Administrator Charles Chapman says that having sufficient numbers of trained CERT volunteers countywide is crucial when it comes to assisting […]